American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sharp ridge with steeply sloping sides, produced by erosion of the broken edges of highly tilted strata.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A back like that of a hog; a back which rises in the middle.
- n. A fish in which the back is humped some-what like a hog′ s.
- n. A low, sharply crested ridge rising upon the adjacent region, and usually formed of sand or gravel with boulders intermixed: in New England more commonly called horseback. Compare horseback, eskar, kame. At the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains the conspicuously projecting upturned edges of the rocky strata are called “hogbacks,” and the region where these outcrops are common the “hogback country.”
- n. In coal-mining, a sharp rise in the floor of a coal-seam.
- n. A hog-frame.
- Resembling a hog's back in form: used specifically in describing a small locomotive which is very low in build and has no cab.
- n. geology A sharp steep-sided ridge formed by the erosion of tilting strata
- n. A hogframe
- n. A Viking grave marker
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) An upward curve or very obtuse angle in the upper surface of any member, as of a timber laid horizontally; -- the opposite of
- n. (Naut.) See Hogframe.
- n. (Geol.) A ridge formed by tilted strata; hence, any ridge with a sharp summit, and steeply sloping sides.
- n. a narrow ridge of hills
“The valley lies between a high wall of red sandstone and the "hogback," -- that is what the foothills are called.”
“A "hogback," be it understood, is a rugged rocky mound, carved by weather erosion.”
“The way led at first up the narrow spine of a "hogback," but soon widened into one of the ample and spacious parks peculiar to the elevations near the summits of the First Rampart.”
“Professor L.kes, accompanied by his friend Mr. E.L. Beckwith, an engineer, was, one day in March, 1877, hunting along the "hogback" in the vicinity of Morrison, Colorado, for fossil leaves in the Dakota”
“The roads led between "hogback" hills, as they are called.”
“A long spur, with broken ledges of rock, puts down to the river, and along its course, or up the "hogback," as it is called, I make the ascent.”
“hogback" in the snow, running a curving parallel with the plain.”
“The last pack, from Long Lake to Linderman, was three miles, and the trail, if trail it could be called, rose up over a thousand-foot hogback, dropped down a scramble of slippery rocks, and crossed a wide stretch of swamp.”
“It reappeared along a ridge half a mile distant, on a hogback near the north boundary.”
“The German slipped and broke his ankle on the steep hogback above Deep Lake, sold out his stock for a dollar a dozen, and with the proceeds hired Indian packers to carry him back to Dyea.”
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